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Women’s March Chicago 2018

January 19, 2018

    Thousands of people are expected to attend the march in Chicago this year 

    Plan accordingly, we’re here to help.

    Whether you’re marching or not, this event will be hard to ignore. Public transportation will be heavily impacted by the number of people headed towards the events, as driving and parking will be nearly impossible. Moovit has the transportation information you need to navigate to/from/or around, the events this Saturday.

    Event Schedule

    9 a.m.: Grant Park site opens with music and video programming

    11 a.m.: Rally begins with speakers and entertainers

    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m: March


    March to Federal Plaza from Grant Park

    • Marchers will gather at Jackson and Monroe
    • Head west on Jackson to Clark
    • Head north on Clark to Federal Plaza
    • Marchers will be asked to “disband” from Federal Plaza, per the OEMC

    Street Closures

    The following streets will be closed from 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 (or until crowds disperse):

    • Columbus Drive, from Monroe Street to Balbo Drive
    • Jackson Blvd. from Lake Shore Drive to Michigan Avenue
    • Westbound lane of Congress Pkwy. between Columbus Drive and Michigan Ave



    • Blue Line: Longer trains will operate in both directions between Forest Park and O’Hare, 5am to 3pm.
    • Green Line: Longer trains will operate in both directions between Harlem/Lake and Ashland/63rd – Cottage Grove, 5am to 3pm.
    • Orange Line: Longer trains will operate in both directions between Midway and the Loop, 4am to 3pm.
    • Brown Line: Longer trains will operate in both directions between Kimball and the Loop, 5am to 3pm.
    • Purple Line: Longer trains will operate in both directions between Linden and Howard, 5am to 3pm.

    Check service status updates here Saturday for the latest information.

    Temporary Bus Reroutes

    Details about line reroutes here

    #3 King Drive
    #4 Cottage Grove
    #6 Jackson Park Express
    #J14 Jeffery Jump
    #20 Madison
    #22 Clark
    #29 State
    #36 Broadway
    #56 Milwaukee
    #60 Blue Island/26th
    #62 Archer
    #124 Navy Pier
    #126 Jackson
    #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express
    #147 Outer Drive Express
    #151 Sheridan


    • Metra is offering extra service on the BNSF, UP North, UP Northwest and UP West lines on Saturday
    • All other lines will run on regular schedules but will have expanded seating capacity
    • There may not be room for bikes on many trains.

    How to use Moovit on Saturday

    • Live Twitter updates from @CTA and @Metra via the Moovit Alerts tab
    • Identify the Women’s March locations on the map by logo
    • Search “Women’s March @ Federal Plaza,” or “Women’s March @ Chicago Temple, a designated warming center, to plan a trip to that location
    • Check service alerts that appear when you plan your trip to ensure you have the latest information from CTA, Metra, and more

    Here’s what to look for in Moovit

    Find your way to the event locations on the map by the Women’s March 2018 logo. Show above: Philadelphia


    Tap the icon to reveal more information about the location. Shown above: Philadelphia

    Whatever your plans are, enjoy your weekend, and leave the details to us. You ride, we guide.